Board to mull Gonzales’ residency

The residency status of County Council District 9 candidate Ron Gonzales, locked in a fight to the finish with incumbent Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille, will be the subject of a meeting of the county Board of Registration just days before Election Day.

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College basketball: Wahine coast past Vulcans in exhibition

University of Hawaii at Hilo women’s basketball coach David Kaneshiro said his team played well in glimpses Wednesday night. The University of Hawaii, meanwhile, used a pair of powerful half-opening spurts for an easy exhibition victory.

County novice swimming results

Saturday at Kona Community Aquatic Center ^ Team standings Division I 1. NAS, 312 2. KCAC, 165; 3. Laupahoehoe, 163; 4. Kawamoto, 152; 5. Konawaena, 151; 6. Pahoa 76; 7. Kohala 55; 8. Pahala 43 Division II 1. Honokaa 50 GIRLS 6 and under 25...




Rotarians conduct vision screening

Members of the Rotary Club of South Hilo recently conducted a vision screening project at E.B. De Silva Elementary School. Here, the Rev. Moki Hino, a club member, administers a test. Every year, Rotarians from East Hawaii clubs offer the free screenings to area third-graders. Courtesy photo


Irish Rovers: Farewell to Rovin’ at Palace

Whether or not The Irish Rovers are familiar to you, you’ve almost certainly heard their songs, including “The Unicorn,” “Drunken Sailor,” “Wasn’t That a Party” and “Whiskey in the Jar.”

‘Rocky Horror’ at Kahilu and Palace

The Kahilu Theatre in Waimea and Hilo’s Palace Theater will celebrate Halloween with the dark comedy cult classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Spooktacular party is Oct. 31 at KMC

The annual Halloween Spooktacular Costume Party at Kilauea Military Camp is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. The event is open to all, with a $3 cover charge for those in costume and $5 for those not.


In Georgia, a capitalist struggles

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — In a sun-dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community’s Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate to exhort a few hundred people, mostly supporters, to urge neighbors to vote to reduce Sen. Harry Reid to minority leader. The exhorter is David Perdue, a glutton for punishment who has been campaigning incessantly for 15 months and may be doing so for two more.


Some eligible immigrants say no to US citizenship

MIAMI — More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap, according to the latest Department of Homeland Security numbers.


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